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[opensuse-buildservice] Usability: list of failed packages
  • From: Christian Boltz <opensuse@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2006 22:00:26 +0200
  • Message-id: <200606062200.27150@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hello,

possible usability improvement #2 for the web UI:


Currently, it's hard to get a quick overview which of your packages
failed building. You have to search the failures like easter eggs :-/

Real-world example: try to find out which of the KDE3 packages in [1]
caused the expansion error...


Current situation / problem:

The project page [1] shows the number of suceeded and failed packages
per build repository. If you want to know _which package_ failed
building (which is the most important information here), you have to
click each package separately [2] and check the status.

This is really annoying when you have lots of packages in your project.


Possible enhancement / solution:

I can imagine several solutions:

a) add a "[show build results]" link to the Action column of the Build
Repositories table - the target page should show the results per
package in the selected repository (OK / failed / expansion error)

b) in the "packages" list, add some icon (like a red "X") on failed
packages to indicate which package failed building on one or more
repositories

c) implement both a) and b) because both variants would be useful:
a) displays the result _per repository_ ("what fails on SUSE 10.1?")
b) displays the result _per package_ ("why does this package fail?")


Opinions?


Regards,

Christian Boltz

[1] like http://build.opensuse.org/project/show?project=KDE%3AKDE3

[2] like
http://build.opensuse.org/package/show?package=kdebindings3-java&project=KDE%3AKDE3
(as always: the last one in the list failed. Murphy says it's the
other way round if you start at the bottom ;-)

--
Development is still fast. First I said it went from Ferrari to Lada,
but that is not true. It went from Space Shuttle to Ferrari...
slower...but still extremely fast. [Azerion in opensuse-factory]

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